Naftali Bennett trying to obtain majority in cabinet for referendum on agreement with Arab Palestinians.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Economics and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett are examining the possibility of introducing a bill stating that any peace treaty with the Palestinians will be brought to a national referendum before being ratified by the Knesset, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday.
The initiative was discussed a few days ago during a meeting between the two politicians. Bennett, the leader of the Habayit Hayehudi party, has already started working toward obtaining a majority for the bill in the cabinet, but it appears that without Lapid’s support it has no chance of being approved. Lapid did not rule out the idea of a referendum, but said he would consult with other members of his Yesh Atid faction before announcing his final decision on the matter.
The Zionist convictions among many MK’s in Israel is no longer based on truth and principles. That the National Religious party is caught on the back foot is alarming.
The US constitution can not be changed by emotional swings in the population. If a majority of Americans wants to change the constitution, they must first elect members of The Senate and the House of Representatives. Only they can go through a process of doing an amendment.
An amendment must also not be branded unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court. The Americans can not abolish freedom of speech, even if a majority of Americans desired to do so.
If the “peace agreement” with the Arabs included that Jews must leave the Mountains of Zion, the Knesset must never ratify it. Regardless if the secular majority of Israelis will vote “yes” to such a betrayal of Jews with solid Zionist convictions.
I hope and pray such a day never comes.
I understand that Naftali Bennett is afraid that the Knesset will ratify a “peace Agreement”, not having the popular support in Israel. But a negative referendum, is not the way to secure the Jews in Judea and Samaria. Knesset must enforce Israeli laws in these two districts, and make them as Israeli as Tel Aviv and Haifa. Annexed, and always remaining a part of the state of Israel.
That would be pleasing to Jesus the Messiah, the servant of God of Israel.
Written by Ivar